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Dana White wouldn’t ‘disrespect’ Stipe Miocic with UFC 295 interim title offer after Jon Jones’ injury

LAS VEGAS – UFC CEO Dana White says Stipe Miocic was never considered to remain on UFC 295 after Jon Jones was forced out of their heavyweight title fight due to injury. The main event of UFC’s 30th anniversary show on Nov. 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York was derailed on Wednesday when […]

Francis Ngannou reacts to Jon Jones injury, UFC 295 withdrawal: ‘It’s never good news’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Francis Ngannou takes no comfort in knowing the UFC heavyweight title fight is off due to injury. Though he departed the promotion as heavyweight champion in 2022, Ngannou won’t let pettiness enter his mind. Hearing Jon Jones fell out of the UFC 295 main event vs. Stipe Miocic due to a […]

Islam Makhachev Caps Off UFC 294 with Head Kick Finish of Alexander Volkanovski

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 20: (L-R) Opponents Islam Makhachev of Russia and Alexander Volkanovski of Australia face off during the UFC 294 ceremonial weigh-in at Etihad Arena on October 20, 2023 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) With Charles Oliveira pulling out of the […]

UFC 294: Khamzat Chimaev Starts Strong, Wins Majority Decision Over Kamaru Usman

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 20: (L-R) Opponents Kamaru Usman of Nigeria and Khamzat Chimaev of the United Arab Emirates face off during the UFC 294 ceremonial weigh-in at Etihad Arena on October 20, 2023 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) It wasn’t the originally […]

UFC 294: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker Ends in Controversial No-Contest

Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker, UFC 294 Credit: Youtube/UFC Top light-heavyweight contenders Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker faced off in the featured bout of UFC 294’s PPV card. Ankalaev looked to rebound from an unsuccessful shot at the vacant title, as he drew with Jan Blachowicz in 2022, and get back to championship fighting. Meanwhile, […]

UFC 294: Ikram Aliskerov Steamrolls Through Short-Notice Warlley Alves

Ikram Aliskerov and Warlley Alves, UFC 294 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Youtube/UFC Hidden among the rest of the reshuffling of UFC 294 was Ikram Aliskerov being matched up with short-notice replacement Warlley Alves on the PPV main card, a bout the Dagestani won by first round knockout. Ikram was scheduled to fight Nassourdine Imavov, a top-15 […]

UFC 294: Said Nurmagomedov Scores Quick Sub of Muin Gafurov

Said Nurmagomedov and Muin Gafurov, UFC 294 ceremonial weigh-in Credit; Youtube/UFC Kicking off the UFC 294 main card in Abu Dhabi on Saturday were bantamweights Said Nurmagomedov and Muin Gafurov. The fight, which found both men coming in off single losses, was over before it really got going. Gafurov, a former ONE Championship athlete, went […]

UFC 294: Trevor Peek Shows Calmer Style, Wins Comfy Decision Versus Mohammad Yahya

Mohammad Yahya and Trevor Peek, UFC 294 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Youtube/UFC Fan-favorite brawler Trevor Peek went to Abu Dhabi to fight Mohammad Yahya at UFC 294. Peek, known for his wild standing hammerfists, has been must-watch TV through two UFC fights, winning ‘Performance of the Night’ for his debut knockout and going to absolute war […]

UFC 294: Muhammad Mokaev Arrives As Contender, Submits Ex-Title Challenger Tim Elliot

Tim Elliott and Muhammad Mokaev, UFC 294 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Youtube/UFC One of the strongest prospects to enter the UFC in years, Muhammad Mokaev was faced with what many saw as his toughest test yet at UFC 294, in the form of Tim Elliott. Elliott, a former title challenger in the UFC’s flyweight division, was […]

UFC 294: Javid Basharat vs. Victor Henry Fizzles, No Contest Results from Groin Strike

Javid Basharat and Victor Henry, UFC 294 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Youtube/UFC Top bantamweight prospect Javid Basharat looked to maintain his winning ways and stay undefeated when he took on Victor Henry at UFC 294. The Abu Dhabi-based card saw Basharat enter with a 14-0 record against former RIZIN fighter Henry, who had posted a 2-1 […]